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National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

September 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Pictures of endangered species have decorated campus recently as previews of the work of two National Geographic photographers: Michael “Nick” Nichols and Joel Sartore. Eleven of the 12 photos displayed on campus buildings like Steely Library, Nunn Hall and the Fine Arts Center are Sartore’s. The largest work, th...

Fall theatre line-up kicks into high gear with casting

Matt Hepner, Contributor

September 3, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Auditions for this semester’s theatre productions kicked off on Aug. 19, with callbacks and castings wrapping up this week. Building off of successful shows from last year such as “Legally Blonde: The Musical” and “Arabian Nights” the stage is set for a successful semester for the theatre departm...

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Last Thursday, the Newport Aquarium unveiled the more than 300-foot-long and 33-foot-tall shark wall mural. While a large group helped to complete the work, several of the hands that put paint to the wall belonged to NKU students. Jenna Webster, a freshman graphic design major and media informatics minor, wa...

Graffiti takes over Griffin

Graffiti takes over Griffin

Carrie Crotzer, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

Griffin Lawn was taken over last week for NKU’s first annual Graffiti Fest. The event, put on by the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO),  started at 11 a.m. and ran until late Wednesday evening. It featured 12 artists doing live artwork, and many booths where other art could be purchased,...

Spam never looked so good

Spam never looked so good

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

April 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

After finding a seat, you will probably notice a few things while you wait for the show to start and other audience members file in. Perhaps you’ll hear the orchestra warming up their various instruments. You might notice the castle walls built into the side of the theatre. You will definitely notice the a...

NKU’s ‘Speak Easy Writer’s’ share their works to benefit local library

Matt Spaulding, Staff Writer

March 21, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Amongst the regulars watching Thursday’s March Madness at Covington’s Pike Street Lounge, Speak Easy Writer’s Chris Rudd stood in front of a microphone and urged friends as well as strangers to join him in reading poetry. Surrounded by the red and green walls and old tin ceiling, Rudd encoura...

Competition makes NKU student’s dreams crescendo

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

March 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Heather Hale grew up surrounded by clarinets, trumpets and guard girls. As the daughter of two band directors at Bourbon County High School, where the marching band program is incredibly strong, it was almost inevitable that Hale would become involved in music.   “I’m a really expressive pe...

Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Join the ‘All Girl Band’ as ‘A…My Name is Alice’ hits the stage

Nancy Curtis and Erin Mullins

March 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

As the lights go up on stage and the first few notes start to play, we see a variety of women all wearing white dresses. Soon, one woman sings about being “trapped in the doubt of [her] life.” Other women sing about being “fed up with rules,” or “needing some peace,” and even drowning in ...

An expert’s insight on the 2014 Oscar nominees

An expert’s insight on the 2014 Oscar nominees

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

February 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The 86th annual Academy Awards air this Sunday; everyone is making their picks and here at NKU John Alberti, director graduate studies and cinema studies, has made his. Best Actor         As with many of the categories this year, the talent is heavy. Alberti saw strong performances from each of t...

Hands-on learning helps music education majors flourish

Hands-on learning helps music education majors flourish

Brody Kenny, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

The music education program at Northern Kentucky University has seen significant changes over the course of the last couple school years, and more changes are in mind for the years ahead in hopes of making NKU a shining example of a music education program done right. Karen Koner, an assistant professor...

Curtains open on Arabian Nights

Curtains open on Arabian Nights

Erin Mullins, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Everything from the rich colors and fabrics that dress the stage to the enchanting costumes will transport the audience from snow-ridden Northern Kentucky to the exotic deserts of Arabia when the curtain goes up in the Corbett Theatre Thursday night. Students and staff have been working for months ...

Updated app puts information within arm’s reach

Erin Mullins, Staff Writer

February 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

There’s a new buzz all over campus…and it’s coming from people’s phones! The updated version of the NKU app was launched on Wednesday which allows students to have access to their grades, campus information and other handy information all at their fingertips and it appears to be a success. ...

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